Dear Full Tilt Team:
Me again. I know, I know, some of my prior suggestions have been a little, um, less than serious. Sorry about that. I am dead serious this time.
I'm sitting here playing four tables (not for reals) and this message pops up in the chat:
IovinJIa (Observer): Guys, I got 100$ free at: www.PokerCashFlow.com
One table after the next, same message. And it's not like it's the first time I've seen spamming for that site -- sometimes it's multiple times in a single session, and I've seen it hundreds of times overall.
Chat spamming ranks pretty high on the annoyance-meter. But there is a win-win solution I think you'll like.
Step 1: Require an account to have one full buyin or $25 or some random amount in order to engage in observer chat. Whatever would make it worth your time.
Step 2: Modify your terms of service to explicitly provide that repeated chat spamming is grounds for both account lock AND forfeiture of funds. As long as you're at it, you might was well make it clear that affiliate shilling = chat spamming, but you don't really have to.
Step 3: Nuke these SOBs when they get reported and keep the funds.
Step 4: Profit.
Sure, I suppose you'd get complaints from play money players that they can't railtard the pros, and that means you probably won't do it, but it sure would be nice.
Thanks for listening at least. If you want to respond you might want to send me an email -- I'll have my chat turned off so that I don't have to deal with this [censored].